Acorn Squash with Spiced Couscous


2 Acorn squash, halved, seeds removed

1 cup vegetable broth

3/4 cup whole wheat couscous

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

salt and pepper

3 tablespoons sliced almonds

2 tablespoons currants

1/2 honeycrisp apple, cored and diced (or any apple variety of your choosing)

optional- roasted acorn squash seeds


Preheat oven to 350. Place acorn squash in a baking dish, cut side down. Add a little water and bake for 45 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, bring the broth to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cinnamon, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper to taste. Cover, remove from heat, and set aside for 10 minutes. Stir in the almonds, currants, and apple. Spoon the filling into the roasted squash (about a cup of filling per squash half). Garnish with roasted acorn squash seeds*, if desired.

*To roast the seeds, separate them from the pulp and rinse. Spray a baking pan with oil, spread out the seeds in a single layer on the pan, and sprinkle generously with salt. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned and crispy. Stir occasionally.